...and we are OFF...

...to GINGERFEST!!! Hope to see y'all there! I have put the 'Day in Gingerology' on auto-pilot for the next 4-5 days, which of course contains Ginger's 107th birthday remembrance! Y'all be safe and have a Gingery week!!!
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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 12th - 17th

July 12

1945: Jack Briggs, Ginger’s third husband, returns home from his WWII tour of duty in the Pacific theater, which he began in December 1943.

1981: Lynton Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Prisoner), “Follow the Fleet” (as Deck Officer), “Stage Door” (as Powell’s Aide), and “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Mechanic), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 83.

1987: Harold Goodwin, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Walter Marsh), “Broadway Bad” (as Reporter), and “Romance in Manhattan” (as Doctor at Police Station),died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

1988: Joshua Logan, who directed Ginger in the musical play “Miss Moffat”, died in New York City, at the age of 79.

July 13

1907: Greta Granstedt (born Greta Irene Granstedt), who starred with Ginger in the film “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), was born in Scandia, Kansas.

1961: Alan Marshal, who starred with Ginger in the film “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Dick), died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 52.

2015: GetTV aired “Tight Spot”.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Flying Down to Rio”, “The Gay Divorcee”, “Swing Time”, “Top Hat”, and “Follow the Fleet”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 14

1892: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), was born in New York City.

1915: Toby Wing (born Martha Virginia Wing), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Blonde in ‘young and Healthy’ Number), was born in Amelia Court House, Virginia.

1954: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1970: Preston Foster, who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Two-Gun Terry) and “You Said a Mouthful” (as Ed Dover), died in La Jolla, California, at the age of 69.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Swing Time”, “Shall We Dance”, “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle”, “Carefree”, and “The Barkleys of Broadway”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 15

1885: Tom Kennedy, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Slim Murphy), was born in New York City.

1892: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, was born in New York City.

1902: Bruce Manning, who, along with Jack Skirball, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in New York City.

1905: Dorothy Fields, lyricist for songs from the Ginger movies “Roberta”, “In Person”, and “Swing Time”, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey.

1907: Craig Reynolds (born Harold Hugh Enfield), who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), was born in Anaheim, California.

1956: John ‘Skins’ Miller, who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as R. M. Bigsby, Undertaker), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 65.

1994: Vina Gale (born Hervina Gale), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 86.

1999: The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled its list of top 50 film legends, 25 male, 25 female; Ginger placed as #14 female, just below Grace Kelly and just above Mae West (…and strangely enough, a ‘mix’ of those two would most likely result in a quite “Ginger-y” actress!)

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Roberta”, Shall We Dance”, and “Carefree”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 16

HAPPY 107th BIRTHDAY, GINGER!!!!!

1821: Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science (which Ginger practiced), was born in Bow, New Hampshire.

1886: Isabel La Mal, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Marie’s Mother), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1911: At 2:00 a.m., Lela Emogen McMath gave birth to Virginia Katherine McMath at their home at 100 West Moore Street, Independence, Missouri; VKM weighed 7.5 pounds. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINGER!!!

1994: Independence, Missouri celebrated Ginger’s birthday as she made what would be her last visit to her hometown; her birth house was ‘dedicated’ officially.

2011: VKMfanHuey and his crew, as well as “Fred & Ginger Mad” (a.k.a. as ‘Kat and Baby’), were at 100 West Moore Street in Independence, MO. on the occasion of Ginger’s 100th Birthday!

2013: TCM aired “Lucky Partners”.

2013: FMC aired “Change of Heart”.

2014: TCM aired “The Tip-Off”, “You Said a Mouthful”, “Finishing School”, “The First Traveling Saleslady”.

July 17

1880: Wong Chung, who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Chinese Waiter), was born in San Francisco, California.

1905: William Gargan (born William Dennis Gargan), who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow The Leader” (as a Gangster), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1967: Cyril Ring, who starred with Ginger in the films “A Shriek in the Night” (as Eddie, Morgue Attendant) and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Assistant Taylor (Boyer Sequence)), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 74.

1980: Don ‘Red’ Barry (born Donald Berry), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 68.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':

...No Films Scheduled...

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Gingerology's Fourth on the Fifth!!!

...well, it's the Fourth Birthday of this thang we call Gingerology!!! And with that, I would like to TRULY thank each and every one of y'all who have followed this blog for the past Olympiad...

As many of y'all know, the pic above was the original G-ology header pic... it is still one of my all time faves, as it is just so clear and intense...her eyes are incredible here... of course, the current pic is awesome as well, and was 'colorized' by a Gingerologist of the past, Maria, who did killer work (also see the header to the Roberta blog for Maria's handiwork...).


In the past four years, we've seen Ginger as TCM's Star of the Month, The Gingertennial, and the associated GingerCentury exhibit at Boston University, which was truly a mesmerizing exhibit to experience - hope y'all got to see it, or hopefully it will 're-occur'...actually, not sure if it has been discontinued or not... most likely it has, tho...


...and of course the sojourn by Hu and the crew to Independence, Missouri for Ginger's 100th on 7/16/11...100 years at 100 West Moore Street, at 100 degrees Fahrenheit! I'm not all that into numerology, other than from an engineering standpoint, but...all that 'coincidence' was pretty cool... AND, I got to meet Kat and Baby! Below is a un-retouched pic of Hu on the porch...pretty surreal for me standing right there... Kat is tucked behind the post there, along with the homeowner (Mrs. Huey was in the mini-van with Bam-Bam taking pics...) ...anyway, a neat little house, and the owner was really cool about us G-ologists descending upon it.


...and there's been some interesting and downright funny moments, like when I walked into the French Quarter police headquarters in New Orleans and explained how I was looking for a copy of Ginger's first marriage license, and the fellow behind the counter said, "Is that when she married Freddie?" I really wanted to laugh, but tried to set him straight about it... and then wondered how many other folks out there believe Ginger and Fred were married in real life...


...and of course the 'epic' discussions regarding the 'minutia' of Ginger, such as her favorite ice cream flavor, which has been a mystery until VERY recently... from a VERY reliable source, it was...vanilla! ...well, maybe with some chocolate syrup here and there...


...and then there's the GingerFilm reviews, which have hopefully been informative as well as entertaining to y'all...it's kinda neat to 'review' some of those 'alternate storylines' - now referred to as 'The Huey Treatment'...and I'm like, "where did this stuff COME from?"


The addition of Facebook to the Gingerology mix has really 'augmented' G-ology's profile, and it has been awesome to meet new folks who are interested in Ginger Rogers!

As to the future...there's still a HEAP of GingerFilm reviews to plow through, and at the rate I'm plodding along, they'll be finished up in...well, who knows when... but there are plenty of other 'topics' I am needing to post, and maybe sometime this summer I can get around to cranking a few of them out (actually, I need a scanner, y'all...Dell printers do not play well with HP computers...).

Until then, here's to many more Gingery Years!!!

KIG, y'all!!! - and thanks again for your support!!!

VERY Sincerely,
Hu
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11 comments:

  1. Never forget how grateful we all are for your site! It is the touchstone of all things Rogers...

    BTW, the other day I had some 'Rouge River Blue'; Blue cheese from a dairy (Gingers?) in Oregon...

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    1. Thanks, Ron! And thanks for YOUR contributions over time, as this IS a 'community' site for Ginger fans, after all... and all info and data is of GREAT interest to the Gingerology community!

      ...hmmm...you may well have had cheese from the 4R... I'm not sure if they still call it that, but they SHOULD, of course... but, some goof threw a lot of money at the Craterian Theater there in Medford, and they replaced Ginger's name with his... ooof, don;t get me started, right?

      Glad to hear things are somewhat better, Ron...hang in there, and keep on thinking great thoughts! And of course, as always...

      KIG!

      Hu
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  2. I wanted to stop by and say Happy Birthday to Gingerology!!! It's incredible how much has changed since it first started back in 2009. I remember at first then it was just a simple blog, and now it has so much. I forget how I stumbled upon Gingerology. I think it was through a google search, but I can't remember what I was searching for. And I'm glad I did find it. Also your blog inspired me to create Ginger's Corner that same year. And through the times, Gingerologists have come and gone. Like Maria for instance, she was awesome, and so were the others.
    Moments like these I'm glad to say that I'm a Gingerologist!!! :D

    KIG!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, GF!

      It's been SO great to get to know you and SCD over time, and it's been great to be able to share Gingery goodness back and forth! I am honestly VERY proud of you and your amazing talent for drawing...keep with it, and you will have a great future!!!

      And you are right, this site HAS changed a good bit from the early days... but it's great to know the The Corner was inspired by G-ology, so that ALONE makes G-ology satisfying to me... I kinda like to think some of those 'first generation' G-ologists drop by every once in awhile...hope so. My initial 'quest' was to hook up with as many GingerFilms as possible, and it was amazing that ALL (except one, of course) were available... so that got me hooked, because, if anything, I am BIG on collecting stuff...

      Well, enjoy the rest of the summer, Arianna, and of course, KIG!!! Thanks agin for your great support over the years!!! :-)

      Hu
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    2. And it's been great to know you too!
      Thank you so much about my artwork. I try, even though it may not be the best. I hope to one day, make my videogames with my characters and series.

      Gingerology did definitely help. When I found it, you only had like 1 or 2 posts. But I would check it like everyday lol :P. Then I wanted to make my own blog. I would find Ginger pics, but I didn't know how I would share them. Then I got the idea to make Ginger's Corner. And it's all thanks to you!
      Yeah I wonder if they do ever stop by. It would be great to hear from them.

      I will enjoy the rest of summer! Got till August 26th. Until then-I do not want to think of school.

      KIG!!! :)

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  3. Huey - Congratulation on all your accomplishments and "expendings" over the last four years! I wish you as many more successful ones to come! Thank you for all your efforts! It's always a joy sharing with you and reading about all the Gingery things you find along the way!

    Peachy

    Ouh... almost forgot - KiG of course!

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    1. Thanks SO much, GP! And thanks for all the contributions you have made to Gingerology over time! It's awesome to have a 'closely knit network' of folks who share the same goal, to promote Ginger to the masses!

      KIG, Peachy!!!

      Hu
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  4. Oh... and I'm still surprised that Miss Rogers favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla! It totally would have been my last guess! For some reason, I was expecting a more colorful flavor. But somehow vanilla does suits her!

    KiG

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    1. ...yeah, I had her tagged as a strawberry type... but vanilla works for me as well! :-) and, thanks for the 'info source' there! ;-)

      KIG, GP!!!

      Hu
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  5. I was happy to find out that Ginger's favorite ice cream flavor was vanilla as it is just one more connection with me. Your blogs are very entertaining. You should be a writer. I was able to go back East last July and was able to see Ginger's exhibit at BU. It was the highlight of my trip. I was able to attend a couple of Red Sox games, which they won, and visit the Kennedy Library. KIG

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, GRF!!! I am very glad you and other folks enjoy my 'dissertations' on all things Ginger! It's fun to do...I need to get caught up with a few more posts here...TopHat is next on the review list...

      Glad ya got to go to the GingerCentury exhibit...it was pretty surreal to be amongst all of that incredible Gingerbilia and artifacts! Also glad you got ot see the Bosox play... I was wanting to get into Fenway for a tour, but Springsteen was setting up for a concert, of all days... but I DID see the BoSox play Baltimore at Camden Yards...pretty fun game - the O's won... I really like them both. I didn't get to do much else in Boston...we were there basically two days, but really one 'full day'... we drove, so, lots of time was spent for that.

      and it's nice to know Ginger's ice cream flavor... in general, anyway! Vanilla's cool, but... just seemed like she would have been more of a strawberry fan... anyway, hope we can get more great info and entertaining topics out here...and thanks again for your support!!!

      KIG, GRF!!! er, forgive me for not knowing for sure, but is this Vivian? I'm pretty bad with names, and even worse with 'multiple names' :-P

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Thanks again, JW

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